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Dog Obedience

Watch for Dog Obedience and Advanced Dog Obedience classes coming up this Spring  and Summer.

Silver Scholar Offerings

Classes specifically designed for anyone celebrating life experience of 55 years or better. Enjoy small class size and a relaxed learning atmosphere.

Social Media Basics

What is it?  How do I get started?  What do I do once I get started?  How do I use it?  Get the answers to these questions and others during the most recent social networking tools.  Topics covered will include Facebook, Pinterest, and You Tube.

Jan 11 - Jan 11
19/YR*VOC*1071*103
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
W. Shilling

Essential Oils Make & Take Oil Class

Are you ready to get energized?  Or would you like to relieve stress?  You can get the best of both at this essential oils make-and-take class!  Whether you are new to essential oils or you already use them, this class will be a fun way to learn about them and make some amazing blends to take home with you.  You will have the option to make two blends.  You can choose from energy, stress relief, calming, headache relief, and/or immune support.  Each person will take home two blends of rollerballs, sprays, or one of each.  In addition to the class fee there will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor the night of class.  Of course, if you want more than two blends, you are welcome to make more for an additional $5 fee per bottle.  This class will be a great way to have some fun and experience the magic of essential oils!

Jan 25 - Jan 25
19/YR*NON*1327*110
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
T. Reck

Are You a Windows 10 Dummy?: Windows 10 Features and Updates 

Take this class to get a running start with Windows 10 operating system. Learn to use the "Edge" versus Internet Explorer. Discover task view and Snap Assist for windows management. Learn about customization, managing user accounts, and Cortana, the new voice controlled assistant, along with many other features.

Feb 01 - Feb 01
19/YR*VOC*1494*102
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
W. Shilling

Self Defense for Seniors

The concept of self defense for seniors deals more with not showing fear than with ways to body-slam someone to the pavement. Strength to protect oneself comes from an awareness of surroundings, a fearless presence, and an understanding of your capabilities and low impact self defense techniques. Sergeant Derek Shaw will also discuss personal defense items such as pepper spray, tasers, etc.

Feb 15 - Feb 15
19/YR*NON*2063*101
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
D. Shaw

Sashay Scarves-You Will Be Hooked!

Who doesn’t love to add a little something to their fashion? This simple scarf can be that final touch to add to your outfits. The best part is once you’ve mastered this simple scarf making design you will be able to make your own. You can make enough for all your outfits and or give them as gifts! We will go over the simple crochet step to creating this sashay style scarf, a few tips and tricks to hopefully make it even simpler for everyone and then work on our scarf. By the end of the class you should have your scarf completed and be ready to get more yarn because you will be hooked on making these lovely scarfs that are so simple to make. You will need a skein of sashay yarn and a crochet hook. The 9mm or J work the best!

Feb 22 - Feb 22
19/YR*NON*1060*101
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
C. Howard

Internet Safety

This is an informational class about safety on the Internet.  Learn about internet hackers, identity scams and phishing, viruses and other threats.  

Mar 01 - Mar 01
19/YR*VOC*1021*103
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
W. Shilling

Computer Basics

Whether you are new to the computer or just want to brush up on your skills. This class will cover the basic skills, email and internet browsers.

Mar 13 - Mar 13
19/YR*VOC*1246*101
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
T. Reck

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal.

Apr 12 - Apr 12
19/YR*NON*1327*111
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
T. Reck

Genealogy- Learning Your Ancestry

Trace your family’s lineage and history using multiple resources including the Internet.  Learn how to effectively research historical records that include census data, church records, marriage and death notifications.

Apr 26 - Apr 26
19/YR*NON*1103*103
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $30.00
M. Lawson

Silver Scholars Nutrition Academy

Navigating nutrition as we age can be a challenge. Should you take this supplement? Follow that special diet? Will this food interact with that medication? How do I incarnate healthy foods, when I’m only cooking for 1 or 2? Join dietitian Heather Larson for this 5 week ‘Nutrition Academy’ designed for seniors. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology bldg, room 111A.

Cooking for 1 Or 2

Dec 18 - Dec 18
19/YR*NON*2102*105
Tues, 1:30AM - 2:30PM
$10.00

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Educational

Discovery Flight - Redbird Flight Simulator

This course is geared for the student who has never flown before or for a pilot who just wants to experience the thrill of flying a full motion simulator.  Participants will meet and get a short orientation to the Redbird Flight Simulator and then discuss the purpose of the course.  Participants will have an hour in the Redbird Simulator to discover the sensation of flight without having to leave the ground. You can register for the class beginning Aug 6 through Dec 20. Once you have registered and paid online you will be contacted by the IHCC Aviation Department to schedule a time for your lesson. The class will be held on the North Ottumwa Campus at the Aviation Bldg room 51 with instructor D. Graham.

Cost $70.00
19/YR*VOC*3285*101

Intro to Bees & Beekeeping 

Considering beekeeping to earn extra money? Then this two evening class is for you! The class is taught be Midwest Master Beekeeper members and will focus on the principles of beekeeping.  You will learn about the history of beekeeping, honey bee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment and requirements for raising bees. By the end of this class, you will be ready to have your own colony and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their lives. 

Jan 12 - Jan 12
19/YR*VOC*1802*103
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 8:00AM - 12:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $61.00

Feb 16 - Feb 16
19/YR*VOC*1802*104
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 8:00AM - 12:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $61.00

Job Seeking 101: Cover Letter and Resume Writing

Learn how to create a professional cover letter and resume. Please be prepared with job history, education, and other important information and bring it with you to this course. A flash drive will be provided to each student at class so they can store all work completed to take home.

Jan 22 - Jan 22
19/YR*VOC*3150*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216 - $30.00
S. Reid

It’s “Tee” Time- Indoor Golf Lessons

Just because it’s cold outside you don’t have to put your clubs away! The winter months are an excellent time to take lessons. You can focus on improving your technique without worrying about your game. Improve your swing and work on putting now and be ready for a better score when the season begin!

Jan 22 - Feb 26
19/YR*NON*1153*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 6:30PM, $60.00
Tom Arnold Net Center 
M. Lawson

Apr 09 - May 14
19/YR*NON*1153*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 6:30PM, $60.00
Tom Arnold Net Center 
M. Lawson

Retirement! It’s almost here…

Retirement is on the horizon, you can see it coming… but are you really ready for it? We look forward to retirement with much anticipation, but have we anticipated the resources we’ll need to support that life change? This course helps define evaluation steps necessary in support of your new role. You will receive information on income planning, insurance reviews, evaluation of assets, important documents such as wills, POA, or Trust documents, and beyond. Join us to understand what you can do to plan for retirement.

Jan 22 - Jan 22
19/YR*ELI*1123*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Mar 07 - Mar 07
19/YR*ELI*1123*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Magic With Everyday Objects

This class is for adults who want to be able to perform small magic tricks wherever they are utilizing items which can be found around the home, office, or classroom. Students will need to bring with them two paperclips, a fresh, crisp bill (any denomination) 2 rubber bands, two decks of cards with different backs (i.e. red and blue backed Bicycle Decks), and 4 quarters.

Jan 24 - Jan 24
19/YR*NON*3039*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
W. Bowman

Basic Digital Photography

It’s time to take your photography to the next level and get ready to take amazing vacation photos!  Learn manual controls of your camera along with the automatic settings to get the most out of your camera.  Instructor is a retired Navy Seal Photographer.  

Feb 04 - Feb 25
19/YR*NON*1029*101
Davis County Service Center
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, $99.00
P. Roers

Essential Oils Make & Take Class

Are you ready to get energized?  Or would you like to relieve stress?  You can get the best of both at this essential oils make-and-take class!  Whether you are new to essential oils or you already use them, this class will be a fun way to learn about them and make some amazing blends to take home with you.  You will have the option to make two blends.  You can choose from energy, stress relief, calming, headache relief, and/or immune support.  Each person will take home two blends of rollerballs, sprays, or one of each.  In addition to the class fee there will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor the night of class.  Of course, if you want more than two blends, you are welcome to make more for an additional $5 fee per bottle.  This class will be a great way to have some fun and experience the magic of essential oils! Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A and instructed by T. Reck.

Feb 05 - Feb 05
19/YR*NON*1327*108
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$20.00

Social Security for You

Navigating and interpreting the options available in Social Security can be a challenge. One size does not fit all. Do you want to retire early? Do you plan to work longer? Are health issues a pressing concern? Your unique situation is a major consideration in determining when to take Social Security benefits. This class is designed to provide you with knowledge surrounding current rules and options that may be available so you can make an informed decision regarding your retirement planning.

Feb 05 - Feb 05
19/YR*ELI*1222*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Mar 05 - Mar 05
19/YR*ELI*1222*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

I’m Retired! Now What?

Congratulations! You’re retired. You’ve planned well and have the necessary resources to celebrate this achievement. But have you thought beyond the goal of retirement? Considered how technology is changing our lives, how we’re living longer? This course looks at ways to potentially extend your resources or consider other options to help maintain your desired lifestyle.

Feb 07 - Feb 07
19/YR*ELI*1123*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Mar 12 - Mar 12
19/YR*ELI*1123*104
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Weekend Warrior Auto Repair

Learn the basics of DIY brake replacement, engine diagnostics and oil change, tire rotation and brake inspection. Bring your own vehicle.  All DIY classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus, at the Advanced Technology Center building, room 157.

DIY Brake Replacement
Feb 11 - Feb 11
19/YR*VOC*3461*101
Mon, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $25.00

DIY Engine Diagnostics
Mar 18 - Mar 18
19/YR*VOC*3461*102
Mon, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $76.00

DIY Oil Change/Tire Rotation
Apr 15 - Apr 15
19/YR*VOC*3461*103
Mon, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $25.00

My Energy Portfolio 10

WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ENERGY FOOTPRINT?
WANT TO LEARN IF SOLAR ENERGY IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY COSTS?
WANT TO LEARN WHY ENERGY COSTS SHOULD BE FIGURED INTO YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN?

Then "My Energy Portfolio 10" presented by 3ECO & Indian Hills Community College may be the right class for you. This class will run you through the basics of how to estimate if a distributive generation source is correct for your home or business. Materials needed for the class are: Pen Paper Calculator. And your login information for online utility accounts usage history. You will also need 18-24 months of the most recent electric heating & water utility bills. No prior experience with electricity or energy is required.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30PM - 7:30PM on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 204.

Feb 12 - Feb 12
19/YR*NON*1672*101
$50.00

Mar 12 - Mar 12
19/YR*NON*1672*102
$50.00

Apr 09 - Apr 09
19/YR*NON*1672*103
$50.00

Legacy Planning: Sharing the Wealth

This course focuses on Legacy planning and discusses ways to help assure your intentions are met. We’ll discuss the transfer of assets over generations and steps that can be pursued to provide specific instruction for the disbursement of assets to loved ones, charities, and endowments.

Feb 19 - Feb 19
19/YR*ELI*1123*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Apr 11 - Apr 11
19/YR*ELI*1123*106
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Ham Radio

Ham Radio is just one of the many courses we are offering this fall that can introduce you to your new favorite hobby! For over 100 years "hams" have been using radio waves to communicate with other people from around the country and even around the world. In Ham Radio 101, join instructor Joe Goudy and learn the basics of radio equipment and operations, as well as FCC regulations. After this course, participants will be prepared to take the federal exam that grants them a Technician license which is necessary to legally communicate via the radio. After earning this license, you are officially a "ham" and can join the community of operators in North America and have limited privileges on the radio bands used for international communications.

Feb 20 - Mar 27
19/YR*VOC*1374*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 156 - $120.00

Internet Safety

This is an informational class about safety on the Internet.  Learn about internet hackers, identity scams and phishing, viruses and other threats.  

Feb 27 - Feb 27
19/YR*VOC*1021*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $35.00
W. Shilling

Journaling for your life

Great minds in history have written journals, including Marcus Aurelius, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Ernest Hemingway, George Bernard Shaw, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Andy Warhol, and Maya Angelou. Some of these journals have been published and make fascinating reads. While your journal may not be published (unless you want it to), it can change your life. A journal is not a diary. Find out the difference in this course.

Mar 06 - Mar 20
19/YR*NON*1488*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $25.00
R. Collett Jr.

Genealogy- Learning Your Ancestry

Trace your family’s lineage and history using multiple resources including the Internet.  Learn how to effectively research historical records that include census data, church records, marriage and death notifications.

Mar 06 - Mar 13
19/YR*NON*1103*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $30.00
M. Lawson

 iPad/iPhone for Work or Play

Discover what your iPhone and iPad operating systems can do for you.  Explore cool features and apps, including Family Sharing, Health, enhanced notifications, time-lapse photo mode, group messages with voice and video, Quick-Type and more.  Please note:  iPhones and iPads will not be provided. 

Mar 13 - Mar 13
19/YR*BUS*1494*103
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $35.00
W. Shilling

Apprentice Beekeeper 

Will focus on hive health and management. These include information on how to check the health of your hive, how to monitor for pests and diseases, honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement, and other IPM recommendations. Program Course fee includes a student manual. 

Mar 16 - Mar 16
19/YR*VOC*1802*105
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 8:00AM - 12:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $61.00

Advanced Digital Photography

Take it beyond basic, come learn flash photography to enhance photos and learn some “trick” photography.  Learn to take photos that will impress all your friends and family!  

Mar 18 - Apr 15
19/YR*NON*1028*101
Davis County Service Center
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rm: Site - $99.00
P. Roers

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A and instructed by T. Reck. 

Mar 28 - Mar 28
19/YR*NON*1327*109
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$20.00

Poetry Workshop for Beginners & Experienced

This course is not lecture nor a course on poetry writing theory. A workshop is about “doing.” We will examine the works of various poets, write poems, and then critique each other’s work. This is how workshops are done at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. If you are a beginner, by the end of the course you should have an idea of how to develop and improve your writing. If you are already experienced in poetry writing, by the end of the course you may have some new ideas and motivation to continue your writing.

Apr 8 - Apr 29
19/YR*NON*2050*102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $50.00
R. Collett Jr

Smartphone for Dummies-Android

Do you have a new phone? Would you like to use your smart phone to its full potential? This class is for you! Learn about the "apps" and everything "cool" about your new phone.

Apr 17 - Apr 17
19/YR*NON*1260*103
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $29.00
W. Shilling

LeeAnne Krusemark will be instructing the following classes on Thurs, Apr 18 at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A.

Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing!

Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you:
* where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items
* how to find the best coupon apps and websites
* how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings
* how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with
Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.

19/YR*NON*3160*101
11:00AM - 12:00PM, $20.00

How to Earn Extra $Money$ with a Mystery Shopping Business (post-requisite)

Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must also attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas”), and you will also learn how to:
* sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES!
* avoid the pitfalls and scams
* create a required mystery shopping resume and profile
* take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income
With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shopping today! A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door that includes a list of 25 legitimate companies.

19/YR*VOC*1401*101
12:00PM - 1:00PM, $20.00

Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas

Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start up workshop you will ever find. You will discover:
* more than 250 legitimate home business ideas
* mandatory legal documentation
* many ways to market your product/service
* how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!)
If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.

19/YR*BUS*1223*101
1:00PM - 3:00PM, $30.00

Make $Money$ with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business (prerequisite)

If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (participants must attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas"), you will then discover:
* how and where to find clients
* 50 ways to advertise/market your services
* effective home office equipment choices
* 100 ways to make money with a computer
* FREE national networking information
There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door.

19/YR*BUS*1223*102
3:00PM - 4:00PM, $20.00

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*101
4:00PM - 5:00PM, $20.00

Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A – Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript for a professional critique of your entire manuscript (for an optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor for in-class critique. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*102
5:00PM - 6:00PM, $20.00

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for online blogs, magazines, and websites. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, find story ideas, conduct interviews and find sources, protect your copyright, create query letters, use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self published novel, and even how you can create your own Blog and monetize it! A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*103
6:00PM - 7:00PM,  $20.00

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to:
* become a “published” writer overnight
* submit manuscripts the correct way
* find the right publisher for your work
* write irresistible query letters
* determine when and how to get an agent
* 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer
If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.

19/YR*VOC*3159*104
7:00PM - 9:00PM, $30.00

Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options (prerequisite: Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published)

Self Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at

19/YR*VOC*3159*105
9:00PM - 10:00PM, $20.00

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Nutrition

 Nutritional classes are offered by Heather Larsen of Eating for PR’s, LLC.

 1:1 Nutrition Coaching

Eating shouldn't be rigid, painful or tell you can't go out for pizza every once in a while! Let me help you find balance with nutrition by focusing on a non-diet approach to mindfully eating to nourish your body. We start with a goal setting session where we discuss your goals, and what you hope to gain from nutrition coaching. We explore your relationship with food, eating patterns and health habits to build a road map towards your nutrition goals, followed by weekly online support and customized meal planning services.  You can register for this class between Aug 27 – Dec 15.  Once you have registered Heather will contact you with class information.  Cost $149.

19/YR*NON*2102*102

Group Challenges

Do you have a competitive side? Sometimes making a lifestyle change is more fun with your friends involved. Gather 5 or more of your friends, and challenge them to a 4 week healthy eating show down. Heather, your team dietitian, will provide your group with weekly meal plans, fitness challenges and access to your own private Facebook challenge group to track the fun. (Minimum of 5 challengers required. $45 per participant and each participant needs to register and pay individually.)  You can register for this class between Aug 27 – Dec 15. Once you have registered Heather will contact you with class information.  Cost $45.

19/YR*NON*2102*101

Make Ahead Meals

Looking for something fun, and productive to do with your friends? Grab your group (at least 5 participants required) and join Dietitian Heather Larson for a Make Ahead Meals class, to be scheduled at a date and time that works for your group. Spend a little time, and have a ton of fun, now to save a ton of time later. These meals can be frozen for up to 3 months and then either thrown in the oven or slower cooker for dinner. You will have delicious meals that you can heat up whenever you don’t have time to cook a home cooked meal from scratch and each meal feeds four! Each participant needs to register and pay individually online. You can register for this class between Aug 27 – Dec 15. Once you have registered Heather will contact you with class information.  There is a supply fee due to the instructor on the night of class of $12 per meal in addition to the course tuition cost of $20. You pick the number of meals you want to prepare from these meal choices:

  • Spinach Lasagna
  • Brown Sugar Meatloaf
  • Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs
  • Honey Dijon Pork and Green Beans
  • Slow Cooker Meatball Vegetable Soup
  • Make Ahead Freezer Chicken Fajitas
  • Skillet Creamy Parmesan Penne
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Tuscan Chicken with Tomatoes
  • Mango Pineapple Beef Barbacoa
  • Curried Sweet Potato Soup
  • Turkey Black Bean Chili
  • Salsa Verde Shredded Pork
  • Chicken Teriyaki

19/YR*NON*1243*101

Weekly Meal Plans ($10/week) – You know you need to fuel your body well, but you’re not sure how to actually make it happen? I get it! It can be overwhelming (and time consuming!) to serve up meals that provide you with everything your body needs. Weekly meal plans include 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 snack and 4 dinner recipes, along with a weekly shopping list to make sure you’re ready to fuel your week well. (4 week commitment required) You can register for this class between Aug 27 – Dec 15.  Once you have registered Heather will contact you with class information. Cost $40.

19/YR*NON*2102*103

21 Day Real Food – Real Quick Challenge

Do you need a reset? This virtual challenge is led by dietitian Heather Larson, and sets you up with the tools you need to reset your eating habits by eating whole (and quick!) meals to fuel your body well. This 21 day challenge comes with 3 weekly meal plans, weekly e-check ins and support. Participants can enroll at any time between Dec. 1 - Apr 30. Once you have registered and paid online Heather will contact you to get the challenge underway! Cost $39    

19/yr*NON*2102*109

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American Sign Language

Beginning Sign Language (ASL I)

This "hands-on" course introduces the participants to American Sign Language with basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, Deaf History and information relating to Deaf Culture.  The instructor has over 30 years of experience as a Sign Language Interpreter.  Class is held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 110.

Jan 09 - Jan 30
19/YR*ELI*1001*103
Wed, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
$100

Intermediate Sign Language (ASL II)

This course is a continuation of ASL I. Participants will increase their vocabulary as well as expressive and receptive signing skills through instruction and various activities. Pre-requisite: ASL I or with permission from the instructor. Class is held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 110.

Feb 06 - Feb 27
19/YR*ELI*1001*104
Wed, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
$100

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Crafts  

All Occasion Reminder

Never forget a birthday or anniversary again. This sign is not only cute but useful, all of your family’s birthdays and anniversaries all in the same cute location! We provide all the supplies needed, an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor will be collected the night of class. Sign up today as space is limited!

Birthday Sign

Jan 17 - Jan 17
19/YR*NON*2062*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 116 - $20.00
A. Winn

 

 

 

Crafty Night Out: Love this Sweet Design

Grab your friends and let’s have some fun making this cute seasonal creation! This class will combine vinyl lettering decal and your own creativity. An additional $20 supply fee will be collected the night of class, payable to the instructor, for all supplies to complete your project. Sign up early as space is limited!

Valentine Glass BlockFeb 07 - Feb 07
19/YR*NON*2062*104
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 116 - $10.00
A. Winn

 

 

 

Make & Take Wood Sign

A great way to have fun with you friends, relax and create a memory!  We provide all the supplies needed and you will receive step by step instruction.  An additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor will be collected the night of class.  Sign up today as space is limited! Class will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 116 and instructed by A. Winn.

 Mar 07 - Mar 07Make and Take Sign
19/YR*NON*2062*102
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food & Entertainment 

Holiday Cookies: Baking with Kids

Tis almost the season, which means now is the time to sign up for our holiday cookie class and spend quality time with your kids by enlisting their help with these tasty, easy-to-make desserts.  Let us help lessen your holiday stress by baking with us at the IHCC baking lab.  You will make, bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies to take home and share with your family and friends.  The adventure awaits those who roll up their sleeves and roll out the dough.  Cost for the class includes tuition for one adult and one child, only the adult needs to register for the class.  Sign up today, space is limited!

Dec 08 - Dec 08
19/YR*NON*1136*101
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $40.00
M. Fisher

Pizza Date Night 

Bring your sweetheart or best friend and spend a fun evening creating your own masterpiece pizza, you will have your choice of different toppings and two sauces to pick from.  We will discuss how to make the dough and sauces and you will leave with recipes.  You will work as a team of 2 during the class, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online.  This is preregister, prepay class and space is limited so sign up today!

Jan 15 - Jan 15
19/YR*NON*2039*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Studio - $60.00
J. Juran 

Master the Mousse 

Learn how to make different types of mousse including a yogurt mousse.  You will also learn to make many different desserts using your mousse recipes. 

Feb 09 - Feb 09
19/YR*NON*1084*101
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: B85 - $30.00
J. Juran

Date Night: Sweet as Pie!

Bring your date or best friend and learn the lost art of pie baking in this hands on class! Chef Mark Fisher is going to walk you through a variety of techniques in making classic pies such as crust, fillings, and toppings. You’ll leave with recipes and knowledge that will translate to endless possibilities in pie creation, as well as a fruit and a cream pie! You will also learn to make a specialty spiked coffee to enjoy with your sweet treats. You will work as a team of 2 during the class, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online. Space is limited so sign up today!

Feb 28 - Feb 28
19/YR*NON*2039*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $50.00
M. Fisher

Bread Boot Camp 

Come to this two day class on bread and you will discover different ways to make bread.  During the class you make a few different types, including Danish and croissants.  Lunch will consist of small finger foods. 

Mar 16 - Mar 17
19/YR*NON*1266*101
Ottumwa Campus
Sat & Sun, 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: B85 - $100.00
J. Juran 

Pasta Date Night  

During this class couples will make fresh pasta dough and talk about different ways to fill them.  You will prepare your pasta and once finished will have pasta, garlic bread and a small salad for dinner.  Come cook in our culinary lab and dine in Studio 525 for a fun evening!  You will work as a team of 2 during the class, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online.  This is preregister, prepay class and space is limited so sign up today!

 Apr 13 - Apr 13
19/YR*NON*2039*103
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Studio - $60.00
J. Juran 

Cake Decorating

Learn a variety of flowers, borders and special techniques. For class you will need: 4-6 cups medium decorating buttercream, your recipe or recipe from Wilton (www.wilton.com). Tips 3, 5, 12, 16, 20, 45, 104,352, 1M three couplers sets, 12" decorating bags,#7 flower nail, food coloring(green and a few flower colors), flower nails, small pointed scissors, toothpicks, parchment paper, metal spatula, powdered sugar, disposable bowls and an apron (optional).

Apr 23 - Apr 23
19/YR*NON*1032*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $70.00
S. Harter

Buttercream Succulents

Learn how to make a variety of the popular succulent plants out of buttercream. You will need to bring the following supplies to class: 4-6 cups firm decorating icing, preferably homemade recipe from Wilton (www.Wilton.com), six 12”decorating bags, 6 coupler sets, scissors, flower nails, 2-3 different green food coloring, also yellow, pink, brown, copper, dark purple or eggplant colors, tips 2,21,65, 81, 102, 104, 150, 199, 352, 4B,and 1M, toothpicks, plastic wrap, parchment paper, spatula, disposable bowls and powdered sugar.

Apr 24 - Apr 24
19/YR*NON*1032*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $25.00
S. Harter

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Fitness

Country Line Dancing

This popular dance class is a great opportunity to learn modern Country Line Dances and also serves as an exercise class. The sessions start at the beginner level and progresses from there. No partner necessary. Get your friends together and come have some fun.

Dec 06 - Feb 28
19/YR*NON*1005*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Hellyer Student Life Ctr
Rm: Dance - $60.00
T. Roberts

Zumba

Do you have an inner Jennifer Lopez longing to emerge?  Then, come on out and join this one-hour class that will have you moving to a combination of Latin and current Pop music.  Brandea McCann is a certified Zumba® instructor that will have you burning a ton of calories without even realizing it!  No dance experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome. 

Jan 08 - May 14
19/YR*NON*1020*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Ctr
Rm: Dance - $50.00
B. McCann 

Yoga for the Mind & Body

Create balance by developing both strength and flexibility through yoga. Relieve stress, find focus and achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. This class will focus on breathing techniques, stretching, toning, balance and relaxation. Although Yoga is for everyBODY and EVERYbody, many of the yoga positions include floor exercises. If you have physical limitations or questions, please contact us. You will need to bring a yoga mat to class--Yoga blocks are not required but recommended. Class size is limited, therefore, participants must register and pay prior to the session to hold their place in the class. Please no ‘walk-ins’. Namaste!

Jan 09 - May 15
19/YR*NON*1451*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $100.00
K. Sisler

Brazilian Cross Training

Brazilian cross training is a great way to mix and match your workout routine by using different muscle groups you can reach a higher level of fitness. These workouts are short, intense and really help you burn more calories. Class is led by Gabby Zeller and all levels are welcome, she will keep things interesting and fun and also helps you stick with it.

Jan 14 - May 15
19/YR*NON*1825*102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Ctr
Rm: Weight - $100.00
G. Zeller

Insanity

Looking for INSANE results? INSANITY may be your answer. Jennifer Hess is certified in Shaun T’s INSANITY workout. Insanity entail max interval training which includes cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. The program involves long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest so you can burn calories and sculpt muscles. The course will begin with 30 minute sessions and build up to 50 minutes. This class will push your limits but modifications are adaptable to any fitness level.

No classes during Spring Break week.

Jan 14 - May 15
19/YR*NON*1020*104
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Ctr
Rm: Dance - $100.00
J. Hess

Woman Power! Weight Class

This class, developed for women, offers community, energy, and motivation to help deliver fitness results by developing strength and endurance in your major muscle groups.  We will be using high repetitions of light to moderate weight in this fun workout. This will be a 10 week program in a small group setting so sign up early as space is limited! 

Jan 15 - May 14
19/YR*NON*1725*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Ctr
Rm: Weight - $100.00
G. Zeller

Self-Defense Techniques for Everyday People

Be prepared.  Both men and women need to know simple, personal protection techniques to protect themselves or loved ones.  Learn from a self-defense expert, essential, easy-to-use close quarter defensive techniques and strategies, which use your body and your surroundings to increase personal safety.  If you work late, park in dark parking lots or are out alone at night, this class will teach you defensive techniques. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Rural Health Education Center, Room 111 and instructed by D. Shaw.

Feb 21 Feb 28
19/YR*NON*1904*103
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$60.00

Apr 11 - Apr 18
19/YR*NON*1904*104
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$60.00

Disc Golf FUNdamentals

Join Disc Golf Hall of Fame member, Bob Kramer, to learn the basics of Frisbee golf, along with a few advanced tips and tricks to help you learn the game or up your game.   This course will help you get ready to enjoy your spring and summer play on the many local disc golf courses in the area and around the country.

Apr 09 - Apr 09
19/YR*NON*1011*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Apr 25 - Apr 25
19/YR*NON*1011*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

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Healthy  Relationship Iowa - Free Classes!    Love  

For additional information on the classes listed below please contact Aprile Goodman at 641-777-5581. Registration information:  https://healthyrelationshipsiowa.org/

How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette

This FREE "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette" workshop helps you follow your heart without losing your mind. Single and single-again individuals learn how to pace relationships to avoid the ‘love-is-blind’ syndrome. You’ll learn five dynamics that accurately predict what your partner will be like long-term. There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Sat, Jan 5, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Sat, Mar 9, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Growing Better Marriages

This workshop, “Growing Better Marriages,” gives dating and married couples new insight into their strength and growth areas, and married couples restored passion for their marriage with new peace and commitment. Trained professionals facilitate new skills, a world-class PREPARE-ENRICH assessment, and relationship coaching.  There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Jan 11 - Jan 12
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Feb 15 - Feb 16
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Mar 12 - Mar 13
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Apr 12 - Apr 13
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Healthy Iowa Relationships for Work+Home (HIRe)™

Build healthy relationships with co-workers, family and friends! “Healthy Iowa Relationships for Work+Home (HIRe)™" is a FREE skills-based workshop that enhances job and career advancement, stability and mobility, and helps family relationships endure and strengthen during times of stress. There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Sat, Feb 9, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sat, Apr 6, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.